8 Feb 2010
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The National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand commences their 2010 Summer Course in Dunedin 12th Feb followed by a concert tour of Otago and Southland.
Following on from rave reviews at the 2009 International Youth Musicale in Japan the band will perform a wide range of entertainment including works by Stravinsky and Shostakovich, celebrated New Zealand composers Gareth Farr and Ken Young, well known jazz standards and even a vocal tribute to Elvis Presley.
The Musical Director Graham Hickman (previous conductor of the NZ Army Band and current New Zealand Champion Conductor) said "The level of musical excellence this group of young enthusiastic musicians attain is astounding. This is without doubt the highest quality brass and percussion youth ensemble New Zealand has seen for some time"
This year's guest artist is the well known British Euphonium exponent Davey Boyes. The band members are selected annually through a rigorous nation wide audition process and include a number from the Otago/Southland area.
Dunedin Wednesday 17th February 7pm Mayfair Theatre,
Wanaka Thursday 18th February 7pm Lake Wanaka Centre,
Queenstown Friday 19th February 7pm Memorial Hall,
Invercargill Saturday 20th February 7pm Centre Stage (SIT)